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Mediterranean Style Pasta Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing

Ingredients
  Uncooked elbows 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Dreamfields)
  Canned artichoke hearts 14 Ounce (Packed In Water; Quarter If Whole)
  Crumbled feta cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Ripe tomatoes 3
  Roasted red peppers 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped pitted kalamate 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Low fat mayonnaise 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped basil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped oregano 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Rice vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Salt To Taste
Directions

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cold water and drain again.
2. In large bowl combine pasta, artichoke hearts, feta cheese, tomatoes, red peppers and olives.
3. In medium bowl combine mayonnaise, herbs and vinegar. Stir to combine. Add to pasta mixture; toss until well coated (add extra vinegar if necessary for consistency). Season with salt and pepper as desired.
4. Refrigerate, covered, 4 hours or overnight to chill completely.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Fusion
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
6
Pasta salads are a great treat for parties, get together, celebrations or on any other occasion. It is always a crowd pleaser. This Mediterranean style pasta salad with creamy herb dressing is surely the most refreshing recipe this summer!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 469 Calories from Fat 115

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g19.7%

Saturated Fat 2.6 g13.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 15.1 mg5%

Sodium 522.3 mg21.8%

Total Carbohydrates 74 g24.8%

Dietary Fiber 8.1 g32.4%

Sugars 6.1 g

Protein 15 g29.3%

Vitamin A 25.1% Vitamin C 39.6%

Calcium 13.3% Iron 19.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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